[Mailman-Users] Unable To Create Mailman Lists

Geoff Shang geoff at QuiteLikely.com
Mon Nov 9 18:38:32 CET 2009

On Wed, 21 Oct 2009, Carlos Williams wrote:

> I just installed Mailman 2.1.9-4 on my Linux mail server and
> configured it according to the online guide straight from the Mailman
> site. It appears to be working fine and I get hit the main page via
> Apache and see the only pubic list available called 'Mailman'. Now I
> selected the 'Admin Overview Page' and it takes me straight to the
> 'Admin' page with out any credentials for password or anything. Is
> this normal Mailman behavior? Should anyone be able to simply hit my
> Mailman public page and walk right into the 'Admin' page with put any
> credentials?

Yes.  You can't do anything there without a password of some sort, but hte 
password required will depend on which list you want to edit.

> Secondly - since I am in the 'Admin' page, I then attempt to select
> the link that says "create a new mailing list" which takes me to a new
> page for adding all the criteria for the new list I would like to
> generate. At the very bottom, it has a blank field box for "List
> creator's (authentication) password:" and I simply have no idea what
> that is. If I leave it blank or type in the password for the only
> Mailman list I have called "Mailman", I get an error when creating the
> new list that says: "Error: You are not authorized to create new
> mailing lists"

You need to create a site password. 


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